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Oklahoma loses to Texas Tech!? The world turned upside down.

Meanwhile here we brook no research nor repeating questions please.

1..What's holding up (maybe) Russia's entry into the WTO?

2..Leopoldo Lopez, rival of Hugo Chavez, has illustrious blood. Explain.

3..What state just had a significant disturbance from exotic animals?

4..Elvis' Don't Be Cruel had what on its flip side?

5.."Fracking" is associated with what activity?

6..The 8/23 earthquake led to closed nuclear reactors in which state?

7..British Hollywood star was the first to enlist for WWII?

8..What unites Clement Haynesworth and Robert Bork?

9..Five days after Yom Kippur, Jews celebrate S_____, or the Feast of Tabernacles.

10..A____, Porthos, A_____.

11..Mental acuity test, S_______-B____.

12.."Your looks are ________, ________________, yet, you're my
favorite work of art."

13..In what organization does one find bobcat, wolf and bear ranks?

In conversing with Nan, our esteemed hostess, I learned that she too experienced an
"error" in posting, that could be due to new limits on the size of posts.
To protect against this, I shall post question and answer sheets in 2 parts.
Expect part 2 shortly.
 

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Moving along...

14..Ken_______, Bob Steele, H___ ______

15..In poker the pinochle book would be..?

16..____ Xiaoping, former Mao lieutenant, led China into the 90's.

17..Who did Air Force meet on the gridiron yesterday? Outcome?

18.."You, ___ ___ __ ___ ____, must have a code that you can live by."

19..New Zealand capital? Largest city? On what island is each?

20..What consequential "activity" did the Saudi crown prince do yesterday?

21..In 1787 Andre Jacques Garnerin did a first. What?

22.."And the most she will do is throw shadows at you, but..."

23.."Ventral": related to the abdomen, hypothalmus, bones, blood, limbic system or lungs?

24..In 1883, the NY Met opens with Gounod's..?

25..After the Y. A. Tittle years, fans chant their displeasure with what chorus?

Excuse me, for it's time for more coffee.
 

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Well, good morning. You are up early.

3. Ohio
5. Drilling for oil
6. Virginia (just 75 miles away)
7. Leslie Howard
10. Athos and Aramis
11. Sanford - Binet
13. Boy Scouts - something like Weebelos???
14. Ken Maynard - don't know the other one, but weren't they the 3 Mesquiteers?
16. Deng
17. Boise State - I think BSU won, at least they were ahead in the 4th quarter by about a TD
19. Aukland - the north island I think
20. Was buried???
 

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3. Ohio
5. Oil drilling
7. Grant?
8. Both were Borked
10. Athos, Artemis
13. Cub Scouts?
19. Wellington on the North Island, Christ Church on the South
20. He croaked
21. WAG - ballon flight?
 

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19. Wellington = capital; Auckland = largest; both on North Island

25. Goodbye Ali (Sherman)
 
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3 Ohio
5 Oil & Gas extraction
7 Trevor Howard
10 Athos, Aremis
13 Cub Scouts
16 Deng
19 Wellington, Auckland, both on North Island
20 He died
 

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12. "laughable, unphotographable" (from My Funny Valentine by Rodgers and Hart)
24. His opera Faust
 

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3. Ohio
10. Athos, Aramis and don't forget D'Artagnon
18. who are on the road (Teach Your Children - CSN maybe Y?)
19. idk, but the All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup yesterday (shoulda axed that one)
22. she's always a woman to me (can't remember who though)
 

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3..Ohio
4..Hound Dog
5..Drilling for oil and my neighbors also did it to improve output from their well
6..Pennsylvania
8..Both failed Senate hearings for Supreme court
10..Aramis, Porthos, the other one.
13..Scouting (are these just in cub scouts?)

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5. Oil
8. Rejected SCOTUS appointees
10 Athos, Aramis

11. Stanford-Binet

12. Laughable, unphotogrtaphable
13. Cub Scouts
 

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Moving along...

16..Deng Xiaoping,
18.."You, who are on the road, must have a code that you can live by."
19..Wellington is the capital
20..Bury his brother?
22.."she's always a woman to me."
23.."Ventral": blood?
 

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Moving along...

14.Maynard, Hopalong Cassidy

16. Deng
23. abdomen

24 Faust, mebbe?

25. This one is driving me nuts! I can ALMOST remember.
 

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1..Has to do with permission from a former Republic(?) that's none to happy with Russia.

2..Liberator

7..Leslie Howard won't do.

15..C'mon, where's a pinochle player in this group?

Anyway, you are doing well.
 

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13. cub scouts, specifically
12. Pretty sure it's "Mona Lisa", Nat King Cole, but the lyric just escapes me.
22. Meyers has the lyric: it's Billy Joel as the artist
 
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1. Former USSR republic, Georgia, is still objecting to Russia’s entry into the WTO. However, I believe it is more political then economic. Revenge may play a roll, since Georgia and Russia fought, literally, over the Georgian republic South Ossetia and its independence.
2. He is the 3rd cousin to the comedian George Lopez. :rolleyes:
3. Ohio
4. Hound Dog (biggest two-sided hit ever) Upink is in the building! :D
5. "Fracking" or hydraulic fracturing creates fractures in gas laden shale thus allowing the gas to flow and be pumped out. Water, sand, and “special additives” (point of contention) are forced into the shale causing fractures. The sand holds open the fractures allowing access to the gas. Horizontal drilling is usually associated with this process.
6. Virginia
8. Abortion
9. Sukkot
11. Sanford-Binet
12 My Funny Valentine; Rodgers & Hart
13. Cub Scouts (Dude, you are being way too generous today! Wire Chief, you OK?) ;)
16. Deng
17. Boise State; loss for Air Force but they tested Boise State by dominating time of possession
18. Teach your Children; I believe Upink but it seems like a strange song for C, S, N, & Y.
20. Die
22. She’s always a Woman by Billy Joel (It is nice living with a music encyclopedia! You cannot imagine how many bets I have won with her music memory. It is so hard to find takers for information technology bets. Just no market!) :)
 
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3. Ohio
4. Hound Dog
5. Natural gas production
7. David Niven
8. Both distinguished jurors were nominated to the Supreme Court but did not gain confirmation
9. Seder
13. Cub scouts
 
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16. Deng
18. who were on the road (Teach Your Children - CSN&Y)
19. Wellington, Auckland
Wellington is on the North Island
Wellington is on the South Island(second guess)
Auckland is on the North Island
Auckland is ont he South Island(second guess)
23. Lungs
25. Bye Bye Allie? (How about a hint if no one gets it?)
 

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WC - I certainly qualify as old, and I've played lots of Pinochle (I think I put a firends kid through college on my losses) but your reference to a pinochle book escapes me.
 

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Well, VTC, it is a widely used synonym for "run" and "family".
 

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Well, VTC, it is a widely used synonym for "run" and "family".

WC - That's no help. :( The term "family" as it relates to pinochle is also foreign to me. It may be a regional thing. My pinochle experience is mostly 3 hand cut throat, double deck, although I have played single deck and four handed partner. I can't remember ever hearing the terms "book" or "family".
 

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WC - That's no help. :( The term "family" as it relates to pinochle is also foreign to me. It may be a regional thing. My pinochle experience is mostly 3 hand cut throat, double deck, although I have played single deck and four handed partner. I can't remember ever hearing the terms "book" or "family".

You say it's no help, but I'm not clear if "run" strikes a chord.
 

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About pinochle, I learned the game from my NJ family, where we used all 3 terms. In Florida I play with a woman from Mich. and a Southern gentleman, and they also use all 3 terms. Tell me, VTC & NCor, what is your term for having at least one of each member of a suit(except the 9)?
 

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A run is a run is a run. I've never heard it called anything else. I learned the game as a kid playing single deck and I have played a ton of double deck with guys from all over the country.

This is the only glossary of Pinochle terms that I could find with Google. It contains no family or book. However, WIKI lists family, flush, rope and book as synonyms for run so I'll concede the point.
 
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